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2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Alumni Weekend - Landmark Class Reunions
September 20, 2014
School of Law – Hazel Hall Atrium
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come out for Alumni Weekend and join the School of Law for an evening with your classmates. All alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend. Those celebrating their landmark reunion years, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009, are special guests for this year’s Alumni Weekend. Reserve your tickets online by September 12th for $25. Tickets purchased after September 12th are $35. The reception will offer a full bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
There are many other events happening at the Fairfax campus for the weekend and all alumni are welcome to attend any of these events. Check out the entire Alumni Weekend schedule online.
Intellectual Property Law Society Alumni Reception
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
School of Law – Atrium
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Services is hosting the reception with IPLS to gather alumni practicing intellectual property law and current members of the Intellectual Property Law Society. IPLS will inaugurate its Outstanding Intellectual Property Law Alumnus award that evening. The award recognizes an alumnus who has advanced and promotes the field of intellectual property law. The current IPLS Executive Board is soliciting nominations from alumni about fellow successful Mason Law alumni who they believe are deserving of this award. From those nominations, the Executive Board will choose a recipient and honor the inaugural winner at the reception. If you want to nominate a Mason Law alumnus, please send an e-mail to Matt Smith, IPLS President at MSmith53@GMU.edu. Please include the person's name, resume or link to their biography, and a couple of sentences detailing why the alumnus deserves of this award.
Whether patent, trademark, or copyright law is your focus, please join us. Meet your colleagues and find out what is happening at the law school today. RSVP online today.
Crossroads of Legal Ethics and Stress
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
School of Law – Hazel Hall 121
9:00 – 11:00 a.m., registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.
Stress in life and the legal profession are often unavoidable. Learning to understand the physiology of stress and coping mechanisms that are compatible with a healthy and balanced lifestyle can increase one’s resiliency and prevent depression and alcohol abuse. This workshop encourages attorney to take a look at the unique stresses of the legal profession and the possible impacts of unmanaged stress on their life, family, and career. This workshop also provides attorneys with an introduction and overview of stress, stress management techniques, and resources for help. This program is also approved by the Virginia State Bar for 2 ethics credits via via simultaneous web streaming or on campus. The cost on campus is $60 for Mason alumni and $90 for non-alumni or the webcast is $70 for Mason Alumni and $100 for non-alumni (materials emailed).
Courtroom Survival Guide – Live Program from Virginia CLE
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
School of Law – Founders Hall 126
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Trial practice is about far more than the “X’s and O’s” of statutory law, rules of court, and judicial decisions. It is complex, multi-disciplinary, emotionally charged work far different from the simpler days of our trial advocacy classes or our moot court experiences. Trial practice involves blending the legal and social knowledge we have accumulated over time with the critical element of persuasiveness, a quality that must be a part of any successful courtroom attorney’s repertoire. A jury won’t do your work for you. You must personally bring them to the place you want them to go. To do so you must be able to:
- Persuade jurors to draw reasonable inferences in your favor
- Persuade the court to admit your evidence so the jury can consider it
- Persuade the jury that it is you they should listen to and that your client should prevail
Get complete program details and register online with Virginia CLE for this 3-credit program. George Mason Law alumni attending the live program on campus will pay $74.50, a special 50% discount when entering the discount code GMU.
15th Annual Costello Ethics Update: Earn Two LIVE Virginia Credits
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., registration and continental breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m.
School of Law – Hazel Hall 121
Plan to attend the annual ethics update, established by Professor Emeritus Jack Costello. Ryan Brown (’07), founder of the Arlington Law Group will present the program. The discussion will address new and proposed rules, important aspects of succession planning, as well as important aspects of cyber security and privacy.
Register online for the program which is approved by the Virginia State Bar for 2 live ethic credits, taken via simultaneous web streaming or on campus. The cost on campus is $60 for Mason alumni and $90 for non-alumni or the webcast is $70 for Mason Alumni and $100 for non-alumni (materials emailed).
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Law Student and Graduate Hiring Program
Looking for temporary or permanent legal help (paid or unpaid)? Then consider using the free services of the the law school's Career Services Office to attract law students or graduates. Our career development staff will work with you to advertise your needs and can oversee resume collection and interview scheduling. For further information on participating in this program, contact the Career, Academic and Alumni Services Office at 703-993-8020.
The cost of the program is $60 for Mason Law alumni and $90 for non-alumni attending. The program is approved for two ethics credits in Virginia for attorneys attending in person. Course materials and a continental breakfast will be provided.
Founders Hall Garage: Visitor parking is now open. The rates are set at the prevailing rates for all University visitor garages. Currently the rates are $3/hour with a daily maximum of $14 Monday-Friday. After 5 pm on Fridays and all day on Saturday and Sunday, there is a flat daily rate of $7. Payment methods accepted: cash, coin, Visa/Mastercard, and Founders Hall validations.
GMU Metropolitan Building (3434 Washington Blvd): Visitor parking is allowed only with advance permission from Parking Services at all times. Parking is prohibited without a permit in the GMU leased spaces, and the hourly rates apply only to customers of the retail businesses in the building.
Metered parking is available on the streets around the law school and at the Truland Building (3330 Washington Blvd) on the surface level (located off Kirkwood Road).